Can anyone that has worked at both companies comment on this?
Health insurance, 401k match, gym, fertility, discount cards, transit passes, stock purchase plans, ev charging, discounts on company products, etc.
401k match at Microsoft is $9250 a year; at Apple it’s only 3% of ur base, capped at $9250 a year if ur base is high enough.
Tuition reimbursement at Microsoft is 10k a year; at Apple it’s only $5250 a year.
HSA contribution at Microsoft is 1k a year for a single person; at Apple it’s only $750 a year.
Health insurance at Microsoft is free; at Apple, medical, dental, and vision together are crazy expensive, like $770+ per year in paycheck deductions.
Fitness reimbursement at Microsoft is $800 a year and can be used for fitness equipment; Apple has an onsite fitness center in Cupertino and for remote employees the reimbursement is only $300 a year and can only be used for gym memberships, not for buying bikes, shoes, etc.
The prime card at Microsoft is much better. At apple we don’t get discounts on movie tickets and stuff.
Microsoft gives u an orca card; Apple only reimburses $100 a month for commuting expenses.
For discounts, at Apple u get like 1 of each product 25% off and 10 of each product 15% off each year, plus $500 discounts every 3 years.. not sure how it compares to Microsoft
The only thing where Apple really wins is ESPP. It’s 10% of base at a 15% discount, which is better than Microsoft’s 15% of base at a 10% discount. Also, the price at Apple is based on the lower of the beginning and ending days of the purchase period, but at Microsoft it’s only the ending day.
HTH! Lmk if u got any questions 🙂